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UN agency links hot dogs and other processed meat to cancer

PARIS (AP) — Bacon, hot dogs and cold cuts are under fire: The World Health Organization threw its global weight behind years of experts’ warnings and declared Monday that processed meats raise the risk of colon and stomach cancer and that red meat is probably harmful, too. 917 more words


UN: More studies needed on new malaria shots before using it

GENEVA (AP) — Vaccine experts advising the World Health Organization have recommended that further studies be done on a new malaria vaccine to figure out if officials can actually administer the four doses needed. 100 more words


UN: HIV patients should start treatment immediately

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization has revised its HIV guidelines to recommend that anyone who tests positive for the virus that causes AIDS should be treated immediately. 407 more words

10 critical mistakes in last year's Ebola outbreak

KENEMA, Sierra Leone (AP) — An Associated Press investigation has found that the World Health Organization and other responders faced avoidable obstacles in their efforts to stop the spiraling Ebola outbreak last summer in Kenema, a pivotal seeding point for the virus and a microcosm of the messy response across West Africa. 667 more words

International News

Ukraine polio outbreak paralyzes two children

According to the World Health Organization, two children have been paralyzed in a polio outbreak in the Ukraine, where only half the children are fully immunized. 186 more words


Fourteen civilians, mainly children killed in Taiz , Yemen

Houthi militiamen killed fourteen civilians, mainly children, firing rockets at Yemen’s third largest city, Taiz on Monday.

Residents describe the situation in Taiz as “awful” with fighting happening everywhere they turn. 128 more words

Human Rights

Malaria vaccine gets 'green light' - BBC News


The world’s first malaria vaccine has cleared one of the final hurdles prior to being approved for use in Africa.

The European Medicines Agency gave a positive scientific opinion after assessing its safety and effectiveness.

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